Greensville beats FHS in thriller

Published 9:38 am Saturday, March 24, 2012

FRANKLIN—Greensville in a thrilling tennis match defeated the Franklin girls 5-4 on Thursday.

Greensville took a 4-2 game-point lead in singles play with Franklin’s Tyreckka Hawks and Rebecca Gray tallying the two markers for the Lady Broncos.

In doubles action, Franklin’s No. 3 pair of Maura Zurfluh and Kaitlyn Trotter won their set 8-1 to pull the Lady Broncos within one at 4-3. The No. 1 doubles pair of Asya Lee and Jeanetta Sessoms battled the Lady Eagles’ Michaela Wray and Lauren Grizzard.

Ahead 5-4, Lee and Sessoms won a service break to bring the set score to 6-4, and then took the next two games to win the set 8-4 and tie the match at 4-4.

All eyes then turned to Franklin’s No. 2 doubles pair of Hawks and Gray, who were dueling Kayla Hicks and Sierra Mitchell. With Greensville up 6-5, Hicks and Mitchell won a service break to make the score 7-5.

Gray and Hawks fought back to 7-6, but could not hold on and lost the set 8-6, giving Greensville the fifth and deciding game-point for the 5-4 victory.

The Lady Broncos are 1-3 on the season and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, will host Southampton High.


Box Score


1. Michaela Wray(G) d. Asya Lee 8-0

2. Lauren Grizzard(G) d. Jeanetta Sessoms 8-3

3. Kayla Hicks(G) d. Kaitlyn Trotter 8-2

4. Rebecca Gray(F) d. Sierra Mitchell 8-3

5. Tyreckka Hawks(F) d. Mercedes Mallory 8-1

6. Kianna Hancock(G) d. Cheyenne Banks 8-5



1. Lee/ Sessoms(F) d. Wray/ Hicks 8-4

2. Grizzard/ Mitchell(G) d. Hawks/ Gray 8-6

3. Maura Zurfluh/ Trotter(F) d. K. Williams/Patrice Jones 8-1.